from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To feel strong or immoderate desire for (that which is another's).
- intransitive verb To wish for (something) longingly. synonym: desire.
- intransitive verb To covet that which is another's.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To desire or wish for with eagerness; desire earnestly to obtain or possess: in a good sense.
- To desire inordinately or without due regard to the rights of others; wish to gain possession of in an unlawful way; long for, as that which it is unlawful to obtain or possess.
- Synonyms and To long for, hanker after, aspire to.
- To lust after.
- To have or indulge inordinate desire.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To wish for with eagerness; to desire possession of; -- used in a good sense.
- transitive verb To long for inordinately or unlawfully; to hanker after (something forbidden).
- intransitive verb To have or indulge inordinate desire.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb transitive To
wishfor with eagerness; to desirepossession of, often enviously.
- verb transitive To
longfor inordinately or unlawfully; to hankerafter (something forbidden).
- verb intransitive To
yearn, have or indulge inordinate desire, notably for another's possession.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb wish, long, or crave for (something, especially the property of another person)
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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esotericwench commented on the word covet
A word doesn't have to be long or fancy to be wonderful. Covet is a great word. It rolls off the tongue with wonderful ease and has an enticing and vaguely puerile sound to it.
August 7, 2008
yarb commented on the word covet
I agree with you 100%, EsotericWench!
August 7, 2008
Kristianto2010 commented on the word covet
You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. James 4:2.
December 15, 2010